Runo Lagomarsino is a part of The 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art

Runo Lagomarsino AMERICAMNESIA (2017) is one of several works of his, which is a part of The 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art - THINKING HANDS, TOUCHING EACH OTHER, in Ekaterinburg, October 2nd - December 5th.⁠
Curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız , Cagla Ilk, Assaf Kimmel⁠

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SUPERFLEX 'Vertical Migration' at United Nations Headquarter New York

The sea is not an abyss. It teems with an almost unimaginable array of life. Every night, the largest biological migration on Earth takes place, as trillions of creatures travel closer to the surface to feed. Some of these animals, like shrimp, are well-known. Others, like siphonophores—relatives of jellyfish—are unfamiliar: varying wildly in size, from the slightness of a fingernail to the length of a whale, they look like nothing that we find on land.

How does it feel to be one of these creatures? To explore this question, SUPERFLEX designed a computer-generated siphonophore and created an animated film, Vertical Migration, depicting its ascent. At first, the film mechanically circles the creature, getting closer and closer while giving the audience a view of it from all angles. But eventually the perspective shifts, the camera’s movements become more fluid, and the viewer sees the world from the perspective of the siphonophore. 

Unsettling our perceptions of scale and otherness, Vertical Migration is an intimate encounter with a life form that bears no resemblance to human beings, though we share a planet, an ecosystem, and a future. Because of sea-level rise, humans will also be migrating vertically in the coming centuries, to higher elevations and raised buildings. The siphonophore’s story is our story. Though we can never experience its journey through the pitch-black ocean depths, we can shift our perspective to recognize that we’re connected, that our actions affect each other, and that we share a common fate.  

Vertical Migration is commissioned by ART 2030 and TBA21–Academy, and supported by Avatar Alliance Foundation, Dalio Philanthropies, OceanX, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), New Carlsberg Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation, Beckett Fonden, and Danish Arts Foundation.

Vertical Migration was developed in close collaboration with Kollision.
Vertical Migration is part of ‘Interspecies Assembly’ by SUPERFLEX for ART 2030.


Runo Lagomarsino is part of the current exhibition Plural Domains at Harn Museum of Art

Runo Lagomarsino A Conquest Means Not Only Taking Over (2010), is a part of the exhibition Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection at Harn Museum of Art. 

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Olaf Breuning ‘Plans for the Planet’ at the National Gallery of Victoria,

Olaf Breuning presents ‘Plans for the Planet’ at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

“Artist Olaf Breuning presents Plans for the Planet, an adventure playground for kids to explore, be creative and share their points of view. Throughout the exhibition, children can view animated drawings by the artist, help save a forest, make a portrait and type up plans for the planet for everyone to see.” - National Gallery of Victoria

Plans for the Planet is generously supported by The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust managed by Equity Trustees, the Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations, the Neilson Foundation and Spencer Ko and can be experienced until 03.10.2021

"After a couple of years preparing "Plans For The Planet" at NGV in Melbourne finally opened its doors. We planned to open one year ago, but Corona made it impossible, which was maybe a good thing for the show since the very ambitious team lead by Kate Ryan had more time to work on all the details. The show is based on my work and designed by the fantastic NGV team and me. It is a show for kids to make them think playfully about our current relationship with nature and our plans for the future. Most of the show is interactive; kids can draw on pads, activate small animations by tapping on cutout flowers attached to the wall, putting their drawings on a large wall screen, and many more fun things. They can even walk on printed wooden planks over an imaginary hot lava stream - Jurassic Park meets "Saving The Planet". The show hopefully makes our future generation in charge more sensitive about our behavior towards nature." - Olaf Breuning 

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Lea Porsager 'STRIPPED' at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Lea Porsager 'STRIPPED' at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. ⁠

The exhibition is on view until 08.08.2021 ⁠

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In the exhibition, Porsager mixes science and esoteric knowledge, including tantric meditation and quantum physics. In her works, energy, matter and body meet and clash up against each other in unseen ways as she lets new forms emerge in encounters with phenomena that we cannot perceive with our senses alone.

The exhibition opens with three cut-up wind turbine blades lying like fallen giants on the floor of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s grand space. The emptiness of the hall and the spaces between the individual pieces are permeated by an immense, invisible force. Where the blades have been cut, openings appear: wormholes to another dimension, or female openings in the otherwise phallic shape of the blades? Porsager plays with the wind mill as a historic image of the power of the imagination – and as a present-day symbol of sustainable energy, offering assurances that our lives can continue as before as long as our energy is clean.

The works in the exhibition point beyond themselves as art: they could be machines and strange measuring instruments, or cultic objects used for obscure rituals. When Porsager’s works open themselves up to other, alternative or even alien meanings, our imagination is pushed to enter new dimensions. In that sense, the title of the exhibition – STRIPPED – can be understood as a way of kicking old habits, or of unlearning what one previously knew, thereby becoming open to what lies hidden on the other side of humanity’s understanding of ourselves as the centre of the world.

Lea Porsager (b. 1981) is a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and from the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in 2010. She has had solo shows at venues such as the Henie Onstad Art Center in Oslo, Kunstverein Göttingen, The Emily Harvey Foundation in New York and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde. Porsager took part in documenta 13 and the 14th Istanbul Biennale. She is currently working on public art commissions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Her land art piece Gravitational Ripples was inaugurated in June 2018 at Djurgården in Stockholm, commemorating the Swedish victims of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia in 2004. Porsager holds a PhD from the Malmö Art Academy. She lives and works in Copenhagen.

STRIPPED is curated by Lars Bang Larsen and organised in collaboration with the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The exhibition is supported by the Augustinus Foundation, the Beckett Foundation, the Knud Højgaard Foundation, the Obel Family Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation and the William Demant Foundation.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication edited by Milena Høgsberg as well as by a series of events, including a talk by American feminist and physicist Karen Barad, who is a great source of inspiration for Porsager’s practice.

Text by: Kunsthal Charlottenborg ⁠


Darío Escobar⁠⁠ is now part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

We are very pleased to announce that Darío Escobar⁠⁠ 'Construcción Geométrica Nº 03' (2012) is now part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.⁠⁠
Darío Escobar’s Construccion Geometrica can be seen as a mediated abstraction, where the main idea is to investigate the concept of an abstract standard and geometric consciousness. The work, a wooden panel for a truck in Guatemala, becomes a mediated abstracted object with traces to it's originality.⁠⁠

"The works consist of wooden truck bodies composed of panels, which form a structure attached to the wall. Hinges make some of them movable, while others are fixed in place. The geometric designs are made with an oil-based paint, inspired by fields of pure colors, from adjacent to complementary. These kind of bodies are commonly found in trucks that carry fruit, vegetables, textiles and other types of cargo from the Guatemalan provinces to the capital city, which is home to the businesses that support the economy of most Guatemalans.

The works use the same techniques, be it a chromatic pallet or the formal and structural aspects that carpentry workshops use. These workshops build and decorate panels for commercial trucks. The main idea of the project is to investigate the concept of an abstract standard and geometric consciousness in a country like Guatemala, which is still waiting for progress and modernity.

It is interesting to see how in a large part of Latin American territory geometric art is carried out very effectively. It is important to consider the fusion of two forms of thought in pre-Hispanic history, as well as the idea of interpreting reality from a more pure aspect such as color. These truck bodies become true geometric reliefs on which chromatic, formal and structural aspects combine to make us think about whether modernism is yet to come, or if it may have already arrived without us realizing it."

- Darío Escobar⁠⁠